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Wendy Cevola 11/16/17 Day two on the Big Island of Hawaii continues with a tiki surprise!
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Posted: 2011-04-14 9:04 pm   Permalink

AWESOME!!!!, Wendy you are amazing. I love customizing the mugs too. That has become my favorite part.

Keep up the good work. Beachbumz and I are glazing tonight! Working on your bowl too!


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Posted: 2011-04-14 9:25 pm   Permalink

Think you typed the code wrong ... replace the 0 with 9.

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-04-15 09:07 am   Permalink

Thank you McTiki, I'm not sure you can tell there is a flower in her hair but it will show up when she is painted.

MDM yes give Grog the hug and have a photo taken. Have a terrific time, maybe next time we will be there.

MauiTiki, I am so excited to have the bowl in the works.

ebtiki, I can't believe I messed up Mr. FMC's induction number. It's good to know you solved it we must have had similar childhoods! I have fixed it.

Thank you guys, its good to hear from you, Wendy
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TikiKIrby
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Posted: 2011-04-15 09:35 am   Permalink

Wow, I love seeing the evolution of the Bob... Very nice.

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-04-15 1:31 pm   Permalink

Hi Kirby, thank you for your note. I'm going out now to finish the Bob's off. I think they are dry and I can bisque.fire tonight.

I was just asked how to make a mug and this is what I wrote. Did I miss anything?

Hi Andrew, I think I may be able to bisque fire the mugs tonight. I have a thread that shows the making of a mug from beginning to end except for the mold. Here is the link.

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=36468&forum=17&445

So here's a list of steps for a mug that is made more than once.

Design your mug.
Sculpt the mug in Romo clay hardness 4. That means you have to heat it or it's too hard to work with your hands.
Make the mold. Let the mold dry out completely before use. That can take weeks unless you use a fan and have the molds raised for circulation. Or rotate the exposed sides frequently.
Pour slip (liquid clay) into the mold and wait an hour. Turn it over and pour out the excess.
Let the mold sit upside down over night.
Open the mold and take out the mug.
Clean off and smooth all mold joint lines.
Let it dry until all the moisture is out of the clay. In the winter that can be a couple of weeks. The mug will shrink during the drying.
Sand and fine tune the detail on the mug. Add name and number on the bottom.
Use an air compressor to blow off all dust inside and out.
Bisque fire and let cool in kiln for 24 hours after the kiln is turned off.
The mug will again shrink during this first firing.
When it is cool remove it from kiln and hit with a high force hose to remove any dust that the air compressor missed.
Let the mug sit for a couple of days to again dry out. Protect it from dust during this time. One spec of dust and you will have the glaze crawl and leave an unglazed area.
When dry paint the mug with three layers of glaze letting it dry in-between each layer. If you are using under glaze there will be a fourth layer of clear glaze applied. That is what I do with the Bobs.
When all the layers of glaze have dried then load the kiln and fire over night again. Let cool for at least 24 hours.
When you remove them from the kiln check for skips if there are none you are done. If there are some then you scrub the area let it dry and do the whole glazing process on that one spot again and also the firing over again.

It's not an easy process I just retired from my career in Nuclear Medicine and I'm doing the art for enjoyment.

Let me know if I can help with any other questions. I think I'll post this note on my thread. Cheers, Wendy


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TikiKIrby
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Posted: 2011-04-15 2:36 pm   Permalink

Your instructions made me smile. They remind me of those how to draw ____ books. They list the steps 1) Draw a circle for the head, add center line and eye line 2) draw mouth nose and eyes 3) add details...

I've been told a fan works best to dry a mold ( It's good to elevate the mold to allow air to circulate all sides), apparently heat will degrade the structure of the mold (It won't last as long)... Who knows how much we would notice this, but I thought I'd pass that info on...
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-04-15 2:46 pm   Permalink

Thank Kirby. Good to know luckily I've just used fans. However I did put my new molds in the kiln shed where tonight it will get to around 80 degrees. I want to pour one of the Tiki Bob Decanters to see if all of our hard work paid off but the molds are still wet. I'm hoping this will dry them out. They are sitting on 2 x 4's for circulation. Wendy
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Posted: 2011-04-15 9:33 pm   Permalink

Attention to all the people who have Tiki Bob orders with me. They are firing now and will be out of the kiln on Sunday. I will start glazing them then and I'll keep posting progress photos. Thank you for your patience it's never a fast process. Cheers, Wendy

Waiting their turns with the air compressor.


Loaded and ready to fire.



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Posted: 2011-04-16 10:37 am   Permalink

It is so great that you not only crank out exceptional work, but help the rest of us understand the process, so that we may try to do the same...
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-04-18 07:50 am   Permalink



Yesterday we put mold number 1 together and poured in the slip. It had one tiny leak that I plugged with clay. This afternoon I'll see if I can open the mold.

It was a puzzle that I had to figure out.


Step by step to put it together.


Six pieces all together,


I had lots of clay ready for leaks and only needed one small piece.


Dan poured in the slip.


We let this one sit for one hour before pouring out the slip. Upside down it will sit until opened.

The Sacramento Crawl is less than 6 months away. The sign up list for this decanter is on page 27. Thanks everyone, Wendy





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Posted: 2011-04-18 07:58 am   Permalink

Thank you ZeroTiki. It is really fun to share and if I forget a step I can check it out here.

I opened the kiln yesterday and took out all the art and hosed it off. It sat indoors all night drying. Today I will start to glaze all of the Bobs. Three layers of each color. Even though the Forbidden Island party is this Thursday and we'll be there with the Tiki Crate mug/statue my goal is to finish all the glazing by next Monday. I'll keep you posted. Wendy

All the glazes that it takes to do these.


The room is set up and ready to go.



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Tobor64
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Posted: 2011-04-18 08:16 am   Permalink

My gosh, Wendy, where do you find the energy to do all of this? Please don't forget to breath every once and awhile!

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-04-19 4:16 pm   Permalink

Hey Torbor64, I'm trying to be Kinny. What's sleep?

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR MOLD MAKERS.
Recently we made four molds of the decanter for the Sacramento Crawl. I set them in rows to dry. I was even excited that I fired up my kiln and let them sit in the shed at 80 degrees. The first mold number one had sat in straps for a month before we made molds number 2,3 and 4. Well that's what you are supposed to do. Let it dry while put together. If you take them apart to dry the first time they can warp. I didn't know that. So yesterday when I tried to put them together they didn't fit well. I'm a carver and I was able to trim them and work them until they went together. I have now poured all four and there were only a couple of small leaks. Next time I'll read my books more carefully. Here are some photos.

The first pour with mold number one. Success!


















Today pouring all four and again only small leaks. I hope they look as good as the first when I take them out.









When I made the openings for the decanter it is small. I didn't want the glug glug factor to cave in the walls so I used an engineering technique. Fill it in with air as the slip pours out. Dan tipped the mold and I use a straw to introduce the air. I hope it worked.


I wanted to make some of my Zombie Hut/ Coral Reef mugs for eBay. I made them but as soon as they were done Dan bought them! Here's what they look like.
Cheers, Wendy










It took me 7 months to make the Tiki Crate mugs and statues for Forbidden Island. Well the party is finally here. I'll be at FI on Thursday I am very excited. Please say hi. If you would like an artist proof or glaze test of these just send me a PM and I'll put you on the list. They will be different from these colors. Some are even hand painted to add detail.


The car is loaded and ready to go.


Oh good it's only 4:20 I have lots of hours left to paint on the Bob's. Yesterday I finished all three coats of the black. Tonight I will start on the white face, 3 coats white and one coat clear. Torbor64 I will sleep well tonight!










I make a whole tub of wet paper towels. I use them to keep surfaces clean or to wipe glaze off the mugs when I make an error.





Lots of steps. I keep a TV on for company and just enjoy the time I spend with Bob. Dan's not jealous he's too busy mopping!







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alohashirtbob
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Posted: 2011-04-20 09:29 am   Permalink

Can't wait to see the finished product!

 
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Posted: 2011-04-20 3:59 pm   Permalink

Your work is beautifully done, Wendy. That pretty much encompasses it right there for me.
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